I can’t think of a better way to put your crochet skills to work than to crochet for cancer. Whether it be a local hospital or national cancer awareness organization, your handmade gift can provide great comfort to those undergoing treatments.
Not only are you helping fill a need for these organizations but it also gives you a great opportunity to try out new patterns. I even have a bunch of free crochet patterns included in this post to help get you started!
Here is a list of free patterns you can crochet for cancer designed by bloggers who care about the cause …
Patterns you can find right here on Petals to Picots:
My Merry Messy Life
- Moose Beanie All Sizes
- Fox Beanie All Sizes
- Lion Beanie All Sizes
- Sugar Love Beanie Baby Sizes
- Cheery Lime Adult Beanie Adult Size
- Baby Boy Beanie with Pom Pom Preemie and Baby Sizes
- Crochet Monster Hat Toddler and Child Sizes
- Basic Single Crochet Beanie All Sizes
- Basic Half Double Crochet Beanie All Sizes
- Blue’s Clues Hat Child Size
- Holiday Hats All Sizes
- Free Simple Single Crochet Beanie All Sizes
- Bright Stripes Beanie Child and Adult Sizes
- Walkabout Slouch Toddler, Child, Adult
- Easy Preemie Hat
- Morning Frost Hat Adult Size
- Country Appeal Hat and Matching Scarf Adult Size
- Mystic Beanie Adult Size
- Cabled Hat with Brim Adult Size
- Leaping Stripes and Blocks Beanies All Sizes
My mom and I make cancer beanies for a local hospital. She also makes lap blankets for the dialysis and chemo patients as well as baby hats and blankets for the nursery. This is a great cause, and the pattern we use works up super quick. Thanks for sharing this info.
That is so wonderful!! Thanks for all you do 🙂
so if multiple packages are received the same day will it be awarded by putting names into a hat or something and then drawn for the prize?
I’m not really sure what would happen in that case, perhaps the first one that physically comes into their hands. But I can’t say for sure.
Melissa W says
Hi Amber – we have changed the rules for mailing so that we can make it a bit more fair for everyone. Thanks for helping in this wonderful mission I look forward to seeing your donations 🙂 Melissa
Complete the challenge by making at least 4 projects (or two large projects, like a blanket or shawl)
Mail your package to Hooks of Hope (address above)
Make sure your package is postmarked on or before April 28, 2014
All packages with that postmark will be entered into a raffle three weeks after April 28 on May 19 (to give time for all the packages to come in the mail).
The first package drawn will receive the grand prize from Red Heart. The 2nd through 5th packages will received handmade plarn bags with yarn goodies inside from Hooks of Hope!
Lisa Babcock says
My hats are done and going to post office tomorrow 🙂 I was happy to participate and feel like I’m helping in some small way. Thanks for sharing the details with us!
What a wonderful project Kara. I may have to see what I can come up with 🙂
Can’t wait to see, Astri 🙂
Melissa W says
Thanks Astri we are so pleased to have such wonderful support from our crocheting community. Can’t wait to see your donations :). Melissa W
None of the pattern links seem to be working.
Thanks for letting me know, Sara. I fixed them 🙂